Catching up with Paul Lewis

Catching up with Paul Lewis

Last night I was listening to Paul Lewis playing Haydn, Brahms & Beethoven, which formed the BBC Radio 3 evening concert on Tuesday May 5 (a re-run of a live broadcast from October 15, Royal Festival Hall). Nothing remarkable in that you might be thinking, and...

John Suchet & Classic FM

This morning I switched on to Classic FM, despite its restricted and repetitive musical diet. I knew it should be John Suchet presenting. It was. To be honest, I was somewhat in trepidation. I have met Mr Suchet, years ago, at some function or other, and he’s a very...
Herbert Blomstedt is not 93 (not yet!)

Herbert Blomstedt is not 93 (not yet!)

Just now on BBC Radio 3, the evening concert @ 7.30, Herbert Blomstedt was consistently referred to as being ninety-three. He’s ninety-two, born 11 July 1927; might as well get in right. Good concert, Blomstedt and the Bavarian Radio SO, recorded just before last...
Classic FM & The Hebrides … and Rob Cowan

Classic FM & The Hebrides … and Rob Cowan

Mendelssohn’s overture, that is. It’s a regular on Classic FM, as are numerous other pieces, to their detriment when they appear for the umpteenth time, and usually in the same recording, in Mendelssohn’s case Edward Gardner’s on Chandos, making whoever is presenting...